William Michael Morgan Dreams Of Being ‘Home At Christmas’

Get in the Christmas spirit with this premiere!

Written by Annie Reuter
William Michael Morgan Dreams Of Being ‘Home At Christmas’

William Michael Morgan reminisces on Christmases spent with his family in Mississippi throughout the nostalgic holiday ballad, “Home At Christmas,” which Sounds Like Nashville premieres today. The song is featured on the five-track Honky Tonk Christmas EP which will be released Friday, Oct. 29.

Morgan wrote the song with Curtis Grimes and David Adam Byrnes specifically for their upcoming A Honky Tonk Christmas Tour, which launches Nov. 18 in Little Rock, AR, and runs through Dec. 19 in Lindale, TX. The 19-city trek includes performances by Morgan, Grimes, Byrnes, Brian Callihan and Holly Tucker on select Texas dates. The two-hour concert is an in-the-round setting where the artists will each play the holiday tunes featured on the Honky Tonk Christmas project, including “Home At Christmas.”

“I really enjoyed writing this song with Curtis and David,” Morgan tells Sounds Like Nashville of the tune. “We went into the session wanting to write a song for the Christmas tour and we were all on the same page almost immediately.”

Morgan’s traditional country style is at the forefront of the holiday ballad alongside sweeping pedal steel, a driving beat and delicate strums of an acoustic guitar. Reminiscent to Randy Travis’ effortless singing style, Morgan’s vocals exude emotion as he sings of missing all his favorite family holiday traditions while out on the road.

“We talked about different traditions each of our families have during the holidays and what things we enjoyed the most,” Morgan adds. “Turns out we all wished we could spend more time home at Christmas, and that’s where the song came from.”

Listen to “Home At Christmas” below.

A Honky Tonk Christmas Tour benefits the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation through their local chapters. Fans are encouraged to bring toys for donation while money donations also will be accepted. 

A Honky Tonk Christmas Acoustic Tour Dates and EP track list follows:

11/18 Little Rock, AR – South On Main                               

11/19 Nashville, TN – Nashville Palace                          

11/20 Atlanta, GA – Madlife Stage and Studios             

11/26 Dallas, TX  – Mamma Tried Deep Ellum        

11/27 Cameron, TX – Country City Saloon                                  

12/1 Tucson, AZ – Whiskey Roads Saloon               

12/2 Grand Junction, CO – Warehouse 25 Sixty Five    

12/3 Ft. Collins, CO – Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon     

12/4 Kearney, NE – Joe’s Honky Tonk                                  

12/5 Venice, NE – Buck’s Bar and Grill                  

12/8 Springfield, MO – Southbound Bar & Grill

12/9 Wichita, KS – Midnight Rodeo

12/10 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge

12/11 Stillwater, OK – Tumbleweed Dancehall            

12/15 Borger, TX  – At The Ranch

12/16 Roswell, NM – The Liberty

12/17 Justin, TX – The Mule Barn

12/18 Conroe, TX – Dosey Doe’s
12/19 Lindale, TX – Brisket Love BBQ & Icehouse

“Honky Tonk Christmas” track list:

1. “Honky Tonk Christmas” by David Adam Byrnes

2. “Pretty Paper” by Curtis Grimes Featuring Doug Stone

3. “Home At Christmas” by William Michael Morgan

4. “There’s a New Kid In Town” by Brian Callihan Featuring Jenee Fleenor

5. “With Bells On” by Holly Tucker Featuring Darryl Worley